Wary

  • 1 Wary — Wa ry, a. [Compar. {Warier}; superl. {Wariest}.] [OE. war, AS. w[ae]r; akin to Icel. v?rr, Dan. & Sw. var, Goth. wars, G. gewahr aware, OHG. wara notice, attention, Gr. ? to see. Cf. {Aware}, {Garment}, {Garnish}, {Garrison}, {Panorama}, {Ward},… …

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  • 2 wary — [wer′ē] adj. warier, wariest [< WARE2 + Y2] 1. cautious; on one s guard 2. characterized by caution [a wary look] SYN. CAREFUL wary …

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  • 3 wary — (adj.) 1550s, from O.E. wær prudent, aware, alert, wary, from P.Gmc. *waraz (Cf. O.N. varr attentive, Goth. wars cautious, O.S. giwar, M.Du. gheware, O.H.G. giwar, Ger. gewahr aware ), from PIE root *wer to cover (see …

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  • 4 wary — ► ADJECTIVE (warier, wariest) (often wary of) ▪ cautious about possible dangers or problems. DERIVATIVES warily adverb wariness noun. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 5 Wary — Wary, 1) so v. Karlsbad; 2) so v. w. Quary …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 wary — index alert (vigilant), circumspect, deliberate, diffident, guarded, inconvincible, leery, noncommittal …

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  • 7 wary — chary, *cautious, circumspect, calculating Analogous words: alert, *watchful: prudent, discreet, foresighted, forethoughtful, provident (see under PRUDENCE) Antonyms: foolhardy: brash (of persons) Contrasted words: *careless, heedless,… …

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  • 8 wary — [adj] careful, cautious alert, attentive, cagey, calculating, canny, chary, circumspect, considerate, discreet, distrustful, doubting, frugal, gingerly, guarded, handling with kid gloves*, heedful, keeping on one’s toes*, leery, on guard, on the… …

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  • 9 wary — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ▪ become, get, grow ▪ remain ▪ …

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  • 10 wary — war|y [ˈweəri US ˈweri] adj [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: ware careful (11 20 centuries), from Old English wAr] someone who is wary is careful because they think something might be dangerous or harmful be wary of (doing) sth ▪ I m a bit wary of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 WARY — Infobox Radio station name = WARY city = Valhalla, New York area = branding = slogan = airdate = frequency = 88.1 MHz format = Variety power = erp = 42 watts haat = 123.0 meters class = D facility id = 71709 coordinates = coord|41|4|13.00|N|… …

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  • 12 wary — [[t]we͟əri[/t]] warier, wariest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ of/about n/ ing If you are wary of something or someone, you are cautious because you do not know much about them and you believe they may be dangerous or cause problems.… …

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  • 13 wary — adj. wary of (he wary of strangers) * * * [ we(ə)rɪ] wary of (be wary of strangers) …

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  • 14 wary — adjective someone who is wary is careful because they think something might be dangerous or harmful: be wary of (doing) sth: I m a bit wary of driving in this fog. wariness noun (U) warily adverb: “I want to ask you a favour.” “What is it?” Mike… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 wary — cas·so·wary; un·wary; wary; …

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  • 16 wary — UK [ˈweərɪ] / US [ˈwerɪ] adjective Word forms wary : adjective wary comparative warier superlative wariest careful or nervous about someone or something because you think they might cause a problem He was wary of putting too much trust in her.… …

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  • 17 wary — adjective 1) he was trained to be wary Syn: cautious, careful, circumspect, on one s guard, chary, alert, on the lookout, on one s toes, on the qui vive; attentive, heedful, watchful, vigilant, observant; informal wide awake See no …

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  • 18 wary — adjective 1) he was trained to be wary Syn: cautious, careful, circumspect, on one s guard, chary, alert, on the lookout, attentive, heedful, watchful, vigilant, observant 2) we are wary of strangers Syn …

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  • 19 wary — adj. (warier, wariest) 1 on one s guard; given to caution; circumspect. 2 (foll. by of) cautious, suspicious (am wary of using lifts). 3 showing or done with caution or suspicion (a wary expression). Derivatives: warily adv. wariness n. Etymology …

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  • 20 wary — Warye War ye, v. t. [AS. wergian, wyrgean. Cf. {Worry}.] To curse; to curse; to execrate; to condemn; also, to vex. [Obs.] [Spelled also {warrie}, {warry}, and {wary}.] Whom I thus blame and warye. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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